The all-India average duration of power cuts was 5 hours and 28 minutes in May, 2 hours 24 minutes shorter than the same month last year. States, which recorded significant improvement in cutting supply outage, included Uttar Pradesh (2.48 hours vs 8.43 hours), Rajasthan (26 minutes vs 17.53 hours) and Kerala (1.31 hours vs 7.52 hours). While Haryana and Chhatisgarh managed to reduce year-on-year (y-o-y) outage duration, these states faced power cuts for 18:37 hours and 17.17 hours in the month, respectively.
Apart from Punjab and Karnataka, electricity outages in all other major states were shorter in May compared to 2018. Data was not available for Tamil Nadu, Bihar and Jharkhand. The data has been sourced from 1,378 IT-enabled towns covered under the Central government’s Integrated Power Development Scheme. Read more
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